Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Unholy Cross of Cthigla

I have a lot of book projects all coming to completion this month, so prepare yourself for rapid fire Mythos tome mania!. Hot on the heals of my Black Book of Evil, now all bear witness to the Unholy Cross of Cthigla.

This is another recovered encyclopedia static prop book. It measures 10.25" x 7.75" x 1.5" and weighs 3lbs. 3oz. It has been recovered with green reptile print vinyl, and appointed with cast resin bosses and centerpiece, all finished in my classic antique brass/bronze. The hasp mechanism on this book is something new. It utilizes two D-ring hasps, with antique brass finish, that are riveted to the front and back covers and are held closed with a small brass padlock.

The front and back covers feature two different kinds of ironwork style bosses (corner pieces), one of which has been replaced by a cloying unearthly tendril. The4 centerpiece is of an ornate gothic double cross which has been affixed in an inverted position. The pages have gold gilt edges. The spine is embellished with a name plate made from chipboard and hot glue featuring indecipherable symbols and a matching antiqued brass finish. A black cloth ribbon bookmark attached at the spine gives this piece a touch of elegance.

There is nothing particularly innovative about this book, except for the D-ring hasps. For the most part, it is a repeat of previous encyclopedia recover projects. But more of something good is never bad :)

This tome is currently up for sale was sold on eBay.

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